Journeys to the Other Side of the World

Author: David Attenborough

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147366666X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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'With charm, erudition, humour and passion, the world's favourite natural history broadcaster documents some of his expeditions from the late 1950s onwards' Sunday Express Following the success of the original Zoo Quest expeditions, the young David Attenborough embarked on further travels in a very different part of the world. From Madagascar and New Guinea to the Pacific Islands and the Northern Territory of Australia, he and his cameraman companion were aiming to record not just the wildlife, but the way of life of some of the indigenous people of these regions, whose traditions had never been encountered by most of the British public before. From the land divers of Pentecost Island and the sing-sings of New Guinea, to a Royal Kava ceremony on Tonga and the ancient art of the Northern Territory, it is a journey like no other. Alongside these remarkable cultures he encounters paradise birds, chameleons, sifakas and many more animals in some of the most unique environments on the planet. Written with David Attenborough's characteristic charm, humour and warmth, Journeys to the Other Side of the World is an inimitable adventure among people, places and the wildest of wildlife. 'Abundantly good' TLS 'A wondrous reminder of Attenborough's pioneering role . . . full of delightful tales' Daily Express 'An adventure that sparked a lifetime's commitment to the planet' The Lady 'Attenborough is a fine writer and storyteller' Irish Times

Journeys to the End of the World

Author: Clive Algar

Publisher: Clive Algar


Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 2303

Psychology student Vicky Watts goes to Plettenberg Bay hoping to discover what happened to her enigmatic great-grandfather, Dan Butler, who returned from the trenches of the Western Front in 1918 suffering from shell-shock. Like the archaeologists working in the Letterbox Cave, the novel gradually brushes through layers of the past, revealing not only Dan's harrowing story of war, guilt and love but reaching back to the foundations of modern South African society when a young Khoi flees the brutality of his trekboer master. The mysterious cave, near Plettenberg Bay, connects the lives of the major characters and it is near this archaeological site that Vicky experiences her own life-altering crisis. ~ Journeys to the End of the World (2007) is the debut novel by Clive Algar and is reviewed in the May 2009 issue of Historical Novels Review Online. The review, by Amanda Yesilbas, says that the novel deftly ties the stories of three compelling characters into a haunting work that traces the patterns of violence, survival, and the often guilty-feeling process of healing. Yesilbas continues: "The characters, especially Daniel Butler, are drawn with a delicate and subtle hand that makes their changes in personality and circumstances seem very natural and believable. The book offers a fascinating look at South Africa and its activities during WW1 that many American readers might be unaware of, and the tale of Daniel emphasizes the horror of war and its after effects in a visceral way. This lovely book is engrossing and will leave the reader thinking."

The Sea Inside

Author: Philip Hoare

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612193609

Category: Nature

Page: 266

View: 1315

A yearlong adventure through the world’s oceans with Philip Hoare, the award-winning author of The Whale In colorful prose and lively line drawings, Hoare sets out to rediscover the sea and its islands, birds, and beasts. Starting at his home on the shores of Britain’s Southampton Water and moving in ever widening circles—like the migration patterns of whales—Hoare explores London, the Isle of Wight, the Azores, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, and New Zealand. As Hoare brilliantly weaves together literary and natural history, we encounter memorable people as well as the dolphins, whales, and other creatures above and below the water (even one species formerly believed to be extinct). Echoing the fine tradition of W. G. Sebald, but in a voice all Hoare’s own, The Sea Inside is bursting with an endless series of delights and revelations from the ever-changing sea.

The Columbia History of Chinese Literature

Author: Victor H. Mair

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231109857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1369

View: 3894

Comprehensive yet portable, this account of the development of Chinese literature from the very beginning up to the present brings the riches of this august literary tradition into focus for the general reader. Organized chronologically with thematic chapters interspersed, the fifty-five original chapters by leading specialists cover all genres and periods of poetry, prose, fiction, and drama, with a special focus on such subjects as popular culture, the impact of religion upon literature, the role of women, and relationships with non-Sinitic languages and peoples.


Author: Candice Goucher,Linda Walton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134723547

Category: History

Page: 345

View: 2725

Using a thematic approach, this innovative textbook explores the history of the world, from its earliest prehistory to the present age of globalization.

Journeys to Significance

Author: Neil Cole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118005457

Category: Religion

Page: 183

View: 8283

A powerful, biblically based model of leadership development based on the life of the Apostle Paul All churches, denominations, and parachurch organizations are eager for new models of leadership development. Cole uses the life and leadership lessons of the Apostle Paul to show how to develop leaders who are skilled, dedicated, and always open to learning from experience. Cole, a trusted, innovative authority, uses the four journeys of Paul to shows how leaders can grow to be more influential. A publication from the acclaimed Leadership Network Paul, the original “church planter,” was very instrumental in the growth of Christianity—and a perfect model for today’s leaders. Shows how Paul’s leadership developed over the course of his life to get better and better with time and maturity—and how they can do the same.

A Gateway to the Kabbalah

Author: Rabbi Eugene A. Wernick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0838100732

Category: Religion

Page: 102

View: 8821

This title offers the reader an accessible and chronological presentation of the history and development of this most unique of philosophies. Learn and explore as you go along on this historical journey. Perfect for adult education sessions or Hebrew high school discussions.

The Worst Journey in the World

Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446444147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

View: 9893

One of the world's greatest works of travel and adventure writing, reissued on its 100th birthday. This is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, one of the youngest members of Scott's team, recorded the experience of his adventure and in doing so created a masterpiece of travel writing. Despite the horrors that Scott and his men faced, Cherry's account is filled with details of scientific discovery, unforgettable descriptions of landscape and a belief in the spirit of human beings. A celebrated and compelling book on Antarctic exploration. INTRODUCED BY SARA WHEELER 'The Worst Journey in the World is to travel what War and Peace is to the novel... a masterpiece' New York Review of Books * Voted Number 1 in National Geographic's 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time *

Bridge to Beyond

Author: Carolyn Ewing Cobelo

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452525420

Category: Self-Help

Page: 76

View: 5793

In BRIDGE TO BEYOND, TRUE STORIES OF AN AFTER-LIFE MIDWIFE Carolyn Ewing Cobelo reveals her real experiences of guiding and communicating with souls, as they cross over to the Other Side after physical death. Each of her fascinating stories is unique and individualized, mirroring the personality and cultural perspective of the person whose soul is making this journey. Carolyn has also discovered common, universal elements of the after-life passage, which she describes here in vivid detail. This book offers essential wisdom for anyone interested in life after death.

Journeys in Scotland

Author: Samuel Johnson,Queen Victoria,Neil Munro

Publisher: Palimpsest Book Production Limited

ISBN: 1910486167

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 446

View: 7720

A Scottish lost treasures collection of three classic Scottish travelogues, each offering a superbly descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics series, Scottish Lost Treasures, shows us how much poorer Britain's cultural heritage would be without Scottish writers ... The best example I've seen of how curation and presentation can bring old books to new audiences" - The Observer "This strikes me as a fantastic venture, and one I hope will expand further" - Professor Willy Maley, University of Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday